Liverpool’s humiliation as champions reached an all-time low as Fulham improved their survival chances with a 1-0 victory at Anfield, condemning Jurgen Klopp’s side to a sixth consecutive home loss.
Following Thursday’s loss by Chelsea, Klopp made seven changes, but they struggled to inspire the Reds as their dreadful home run began against the relegation-threatened Cottagers.
Mario Lemina took advantage of Mohamed Salah’s sloppy defending to score his first Fulham goal on the stroke of half-time, as Scott Parker’s side were praised for their daring approach at the champions’ home.
Make a substitution Liverpool struggled to win for the first time at Anfield since 1958 after Sadio Mane clipped the crossbar in the second half and a vital stoppage-time clearance from Joachim Andersen stopped them from salvaging a point.
Parker, on the other hand, had an unforgettable first managerial visit to Anfield, guiding Fulham to just their second win away from Anfield, bringing them level on points with 17th-placed Brighton in the fight for survival.
Liverpool will play RB Leipzig in a Champions League last-16 clash in Budapest on Wednesday at 8 p.m., before traveling to Wolves on Monday Night Football at 8 p.m. – all games will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League. On Saturday at 8 p.m., Fulham will play league leaders Manchester City.